With the exception of one celebrated high school student, David Gossett, 23, is the only PGA Tour player who still lives with his parents. The reigning John Deere Classic champion earned $864,000 in 2001, his rookie year, but still enjoys the rent-free comfort of a four-bedroom house in Germantown, Tenn.
SI: Why do you still live at home?
DG: It's very convenient. I'm only there about one week a month, and my coach and all my Mends and family are in town. It seems to make the most sense. Plus, I love my mom's cooking.
SI: What did Pam make for breakfast today?
DG: French toast. It was so good. I'm a big breakfast person. Tonight she's making flank steak with potatoes and a salad with Oriental dressing.
SI: Yummy. What else does your mother do for you?
DG: She helps with my laundry and sorts my mail. I get daily breakfast service and lots of love here. It's great.
SI: You sound like a bit of a momma's boy.
DG: I don't know if I want that printed in SI. My mom and I are very close. I'll let you make your own assessment.
SI: Do you have any chores?